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  • 810. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    aarjee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok

     

    1) The solution may or may not work

     

    2) yes if they dont give you replcement (which i am pretty sure cos its been two years), you are left with a piece of junk

     

    3) if the new adaptor does not work, you will be left with another piece junk  but atleast this junk would cost only a fraction of teh money you paid for the macbook or the moshi adaptor.

     

    4) The low cost cable makes it worthwhile to try than having to watch movies on the samll screen of the laptop

     

    5) cables do burn out, it does not literally burn out but stuff are not designed to last for life

     

    6) in your case it works sometimes means its not a software issue for sure, and probably a loose contact in your adaptor cable.

     

    7) we cant gaurentee you anything. it is finally your decision to to try or not to. You may even sue apple good luck with that

  • 811. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,310 points)

    eNtelligence101 wrote:

     

    thats not very democratic. free speech and all is out in the grave along with poor steve jobs, they bareed both **** it

    You signed the terms of use when you joined, you don't have free speech here.

     

    If you don't like the terms you agreed to, why did you agree to them?

  • 812. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    eNtelligence101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok lets see here:

     

    1) The solution may or may not work (really?) phhhfffff :/

     

    2) yes if they dont give you replcement (which i am pretty sure cos its been two years), you are left with a piece of junk (I know this is peace of junk)

     

    3) if the new adaptor does not work, you will be left with another piece junk  but atleast this junk would cost only a fraction of teh money you paid for the macbook or the moshi adaptor. (no way I am spending a penny on anything new.)

     

    4) The low cost cable makes it worthwhile to try than having to watch movies on the samll screen of the laptop (I disagree) I can watch movies from my iphone via apple TV its the apps that I sometimes want to project on TV from laptop that wount work and that *****! But I know the fix when I have the money I will buy NON APPLE computer unless Steve Jobs come back from the dead and takes over apple again (good luck with that).

     

    5) cables do burn out, it does not literally burn out but stuff are not designed to last for life (LIFE?!?!? How about 2 years buddy or 1,5 in my case)? I think they should last at least that if I am using and not abusing the stuff no?

     

    6) in your case it works sometimes means its not a software issue for sure, and probably a loose contact in your adaptor cable. Nothing is loose, everything is connected exactly the same way and if I reset their laptop and then jirk with the tv on and off button 50 times it does come back sometimes without me actually touching the laptop.

     

    7) we cant gaurentee you anything. it is finally your decision to to try or not to. You may even sue apple good luck with that

     

    Sue Apple? Yeah like I have no better things to do. I'm just posting here hoping a someone with a common sense at Apple the so called A PLAYER yeah right (oximoron) will read this and will try to resolve this issue without us the apple owners buying stuff that in most cases does not work!

  • 813. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Steve Gallagher Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    In case anyone is using 10.8:

     

    How to detect displays in OS X 10.8

    While the Detect Displays feature in OS X may appear to be gone, it is merely hidden.

     

     

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57601545-263/how-to-detect-displays-in-os-x -10.8/

  • 814. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    iamheddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Background:

     

    *2010 Macbook Pro 13" (purchased at Apple store)

    OS 10.6.8

    *Moshi MiniDdisplayPort (purchased at Apple store)

    *Amazon HDMI cable (basic)

    *Panasonic LCD TV model TC-L42U25

     

    This set up worked well for months. Then it worked intermittently with rebooting/replugging. Eventually resulting in a ridiculous number of rebooting/replugging to "work."

     

    Current status:

     

    The Genius at the Apple store tried my computer and Moshi MDP with his TV and it worked beautifully (imagine my consternation). He advised me to try a new cable, but didn't specify which one.

     

    After reading through 55 pages of comments on this page, I saw recommendations for several high speed HDMI male to male cables but it appears some have worked for some users but not for others.

     

    Someone posted a link about HDMI cables that might have been helpful, but unfortunately the link is now broken.

     

    Are there any general guidelines for the high speed HDMI male to male cables that worked for this problem? I saw a couple of posts mentioned categories 1.3 or 1.4a. What about recommended gbps?

     

    I didn't see anything on Apple's site, other than the MDP recommendation. A search for CNET ratings was really vague, and basically recommending getting cheap HDMI cables (dt;dw).

     

    I am not IT savvy, and was not aware of the differences among HDMI cables until now. Here's hoping that some cable specs may help those of us who can solve this problem with a new HMDI cable.

     

    Wouldn't it be nice if a long thread like this one had a search feature?

     

    Thanks for schooling me!

  • 815. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    kerebackup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!!!! this link worked just fine

  • 816. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    mbakker22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know if reinstalling the operating system and only updating it to a specific version or not updating it at all will solve this problem? If so, what version?  I know that this would delete my entire harddrive. 

     

    Thanks apple reps for all your help !!!(sarcism) in case you guys can't tell... Why cant apple solve this problem or even explain to us what is going on.

  • 817. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    defmuse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't erase anything! It's not a problem with your operating system, nor your thunderbold output. I too went through the 1000 comments here on this particular topic, and in the end, it came down to the fact that the product (the actual HDMI converter) that Apple has released is terrible. It's a cheap (quality) product.

     

    I bought another cable (another make too - NOT Apple). It's been 2 months: so far, so good. Even if it does konk out in the next couple of months, it was still 1/3rd the price, and the quality is probably better than the "official Apple" HDMI converter.

  • 818. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    mbakker22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a male to male mini-dvi(not thunderbolt) to hdmi cable on a 2007 imac? has anyone had any luck finding this cable and can confirm that it works?

  • 819. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Snyderthing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012. I bought an inexpensive mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable and it worked great for a month or two. I lent it to someone for them to try and he said it didn't work. We tried different combinations of connecting, turning one off or both off and restarting, etc. We gave up. I took the cable back to my MBP and it worked. I can't remember if I restarted or disconnected the cable again, but it just stopped working.

     

    I was connecting to a BenQ monitor that supports audio. I had used the audio as well before.

     

    I tried connecting to several other TVs and none of them work, even though some of them had worked in the past. I just get the flash where the MacBook Pro goes blue, but returns without having "detected" the TV or monitor.

     

    I haven't abused the cable and I'm pretty sure that the specifications of the cable and my TVs and MacBook Pro haven't changed. It's very mysterious why it suddenly stops working. I might install Windows to see how it works with that OS on the same hardware.

     

    I had OS X repair permissions, I reset PRAM. I too wonder if Apple blacklists cables and somehow sneaks something into the OS to prevent it from working so that you're forced to buy the expensive adapters they sell. That's rather nefarious and I'd hate for it to be true, but I just don't think that the hardware would stop working the way it did.

     

    Also, the MacBook Pro is only a few months old and so is the cable. I've ordered a different mini DisplayPort (also an inexpensive one) to see what the result will be with that. I'll maybe call Apple, too.

  • 820. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Snyderthing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I purchased a Logix 1.5 meter cable http://www.logiix.net/product-p/mini-displayport-hdmi-2-cable.htm

    and tested it before leaving the store. Horribly overpriced, but if it continues to work, I guess that's the price to pay. I still would like to see what happens with Windows installed (all the same hardware, but different OS) because that would definitely isolate the problem, but that's a project for another day.

  • 821. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Kike Araque Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THIS WAS THE SOLUTION FOR ME! THANK YOU STEVE! FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS AND PRESTO!

  • 822. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    iamheddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To following up on my query about cables: I got the Belkin 10.2 Gbps 1.4 cable for about $30 and it is working fine so far!

  • 823. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Snyderthing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I purchased 3 more inexpensive adapters from Asia and all three work. I guess the first one was cheap enough to break from the wind blowing too hard on it or something. Hopefully the new ones are stronger and last a little longer.

  • 824. Re: Mini display port to HDMI problem
    Mononaural Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey there, just happy i found this Thread. I was Searching the Internet for hours Yesterday without

    finding something that helps...

     

    I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 2,9gh. I was working on an external Dell Ultrasharp, 23". Out of my

    Thunderbolt Display Port into the DVI of the Dell always works fine in 1080p.

    Now i bought an ASUS 29". So i had an older displayport to HDMI Adapter from my older Macbook

    On which my son is working on (2009 MBP 13").

    I took this Adapter and a 1.4 HDMI kable.

    Everything was fine for about half an hour. Then the 29" went black.

    So i made pram reset, put the kable out and in again,

    Sometimes the picture on the 29" came back for some seconds, but then it disapeard again.

    I could change resolution to 480p, 720p and 1080i.

    In this resolutions the monitor works. But i eant to go with 1080p!!

     

    With the Macbook from my son the Monitor works fine in 1080p.

    Same adapter, same cable.

     

    My Dell with its Display port to DVI works still fine in 1080p.

     

    So i ordered another cable. On Amazon Germany here is an Adapter "thunderbolt to HDMI".

    I hope this woll fix it.

     

    What i do not understand is the result of this thread:

    Is it all about the cable?

    Or is it a softeare / hardware problem that could get "repaired" by a cable?

     

    On tursday the cable will arrive, i will let you know about it.

     

    Fu****g strange...

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